This hike offers a choice—walk the first half of the Caledon section of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, or go end to end for double that distance. Either choice will provide lots of healthy exercise and a variety of lovely scenery. There are forests & meadows to view, bridges over streams to cross, valleys to descend & hills to climb, and if you are lucky…wildlife to photograph!
The rolling topography of the trail setting is typical of the Oak Ridges Moraine landscape. Some short stretches of road walking will be required, but the roads used are not busy. Good footwear is always necessary, & raingear is advisable this time of year.
For those hikers who prefer the shorter outing, a vehicle will be shuttled to a spot approx. 8 km along the trail to provide a halfway exit point.
Bring water & take a lunch if you are planning to hike from end to end.
Well-behaved dogs are most welcome.
Bob Slack has led many hikes on this trail for Bruce Trail Conservancy and HVHTA.
We will meet at Dick’s Dam Park in downtown Bolton, and carpool to the starting point.
To find Dick’s Dam:
From main intersection in older part of Bolton (Queen Street /Hwy 50 and King Street , go north to Hickman Street which is reached just after crossing Humber River bridge.
Go west on Hickman a short distance to Glasgow Road and make a right turn.
Follow Glasgow Road north to Dick’s Dam Park, on your left just before the narrow bridge.